Saturday, June 12, 2010

CHALKBOARD TUTU-TORIAL

so...i needed to make a little something for my niece's dance recital...you know...to go along with her balloons...yeah...i don't do flowers...lol...anywho...i had done one of these chalkboards a little while ago...and thought how perfect!...why the purple and green?...well...those are the colors of the dance school...see...i do pay attention...lol...and...thought while i was at it...i'd do up a little tutu-torial for ya!....

you'll need an 8 x 10 canvas...foam paintbrush...ribbon (1" or 1 1/2")...plastic baby hanger...


also grab...chalkboard paint (i like the brush on better)...staple gun...2 yards of tulle...and i totally forgot it in the picture...but you'll need a glue gun...


slap on two coats of chalkboard paint...


taking enough ribbon to go along the bottom...staple to the back...wrap it around...and staple the other side...


here's what it should look like...


then...take two smaller pieces of ribbon and staple those on the front to start forming the straps...they're about 3/8" from the side edge of canvas...


flip the canvas over...then putting the plastic hanger along the top...put the ribbon though and bring to the back...


staple those into place...and trim the excess ribbon...


now...grabbing the tulle and just pulling it together with your hands...kinda form a tube...

 
on the bottom of the canvas...start at one side...and staple the end of tulle...


making about a 3 inch loop...you'll staple again...putting it pretty close to your other staple...


doing another loop...staple again...


you'll keep making loops and stapling until you get to the end of the tulle...your last bit of tulle will need to be stapled at the very end of the canvas....


flip it over...and start to fluff...pulling the ends of the tulle...this gives the tutu it's poof!...


do up two bows in the same ribbon...


attach with hot glue...covering up those staples on the front...


and there you go!...one tutu cute chalkboard!...


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64 comments:

Kathy said...

So cute. I don't have any girls, but this would be perfect for my neice. Love the step by step instructions. I love the purple and green colors too.

Lori Apgar said...

This is way too cute!!

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K-E Kreations said...

Love this!

Iheartnaptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

oh that is SOO cute! Love this idea!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

love this! & triple love the step-by-step! Thanks.
I don't do flowers either, btw :)

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is darling! I've never seen one before! I am featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Ladybug said...

Greenbean, that is just tutu cute!! :-)

Jane said...

This is just adorable! I love it! It would be fabulous for any little girl! :) Following from Something I Whipped Up Monday! :) goingjane.blogspot.com

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

How cute and clever is this! I will sure keep it in mind for the girly girls in the family.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

This is just too cute. Thanks for sharing your talents on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

suez said...

This is just to crazy cute!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Greenbean! Thanks for visiting and following me. I am so glad you came by. I really have admired all your lovely projects, and that tutu chalkboard is to die for!!! You are such a great crafter and inspirer. Thanks for the tutorial!!! And, keep up the great work.

Now come on over anytime you desire, you're always welcome, and thanks again. I'm very glad to have had your company!

DonnaMundinger said...

This is one of the most ADORABLE things EVER! Great TUT, my dear! Gotta try this! xxD

a little lovely said...

darling :) thanks for sharing at my linky party, hope you'll come again :)

Jenglamgirl said...

HOLY CUTENESS! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS. I too, just did a chalkboard.. but this is just to much. Thanks for sharing, jenn

Jenglamgirl said...

P.S. I am your newest follower too!

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!

http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-2.html

~Ela

flowerdisco said...

i keep forgetting i need to give this a try...thanks for the tut.

Lori (THCEO) said...

OMG this is absolutely adorable!!! Sooooo super-cute. I must try this. TFS!!! :)

Shawnee said...

Too Cute! I love it!

Debbie said...

This is too stinkin' cute GreenBean ! LOVE IT! Thanks for the inspiration to think outside the box so to speak.

scrappingjoy said...

Thats so darn cute. I also gave you a Sunshine Award. Check it out at: http://joyofscrapping.blogspot.com/2010/06/blog-post.html

beth kruse custom creations said...

love it! sooo cute!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

Erin said...

Og my heck! This is so gosh darn cute!!!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

Cute project! How original!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

This is so much fun! I would have never thought of doing this! Thanks so much for linking up!

Cap Creations said...

This is so cute! Do you have a boy version? No girls here.:)

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

So cute!!

Thanks so much for linking up to Pajama Party at Life In My Pjs!!

~Ela

Mommy Melback said...

Okay that was amazing!!!
So simple too. (That said before trying it :) )
Thanks so much.
New follower
Mommymelback

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Oh my gosh! This is way cute. Now if you would make a video showing us what and how you galvanized roof thingy you said you buy at Home depot!!

MessyMissy said...

OMG. TOO CUTE!!! I love it and I am going to have to do that. Thanks!!!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is adorable! So creative and clever. I bet your niece loved this! Super cute! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly apprecite it. Hope you are enjoying your week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Molly said...

Absolutely adorable!! and so original!! I love it!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

This is so cute! You're so creative! And thank you for the WONDERFUL tutu tutorial - haha! :)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

How cute! This is just adorable and very original. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my chalkboard labels!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hello, Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your chalkboard today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Infarrantly Creative said...

I made one of those a long time ago but it was not chalkboard. You saw it on HGTV right?

http://infarrantlycreative.blogspot.com/2007/10/my-string-of-thoughts-for-day.html

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Denise said...

That chalkboard is fabulous! I just emailed the link to my niece - her daughter would love it. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapfaire said...

LOVE that!! I wanna make one for my friend who Owns a dance studio!!!

Ticketgoddess said...

I so would have wanted one of these when I was a little dancer!! Great idea!!!

Lori (THCEO) said...

Hey!!! Just wanted to let you know I FINALLY made some of these! Here's the link:

http://livingorganizedchaos.blogspot.com/2010/06/tutu-cute-memory-boards.html

I made mine into memory boards...thanks sooooo much for the idea!!! :)

RedHeadedStepChild said...

I absolutely love it! You should totally win the CSI challenge!

Dolly said...

This is absolutely adorable!!! I love it! Very, very creative! Thanks you for the tutu-torial - I have two girls and have to give this a try! Dolly :)

Jennifer said...

What a GREAT project! LOVE it!!! (=

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

So cute! I am featuring this as part of the Look at Me Party on Fun to Craft. Thanks for linking up. Come by and snag a button!!

Denine said...

Simply Adorable.

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

madincrafts.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

Oh I love this! How stinkin' cute! I am featuring you this week on Hoo's got talent! Feel free to grab the button that says, "I've got talent"!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Lovely idea. I´ll try someday. Thanks for sharing.I´ll post a link to this project on my blog giving you the credit.
Hugs from Brazil

Scrappin' Cat! said...

This is absolutely adorable. I love every single thing about it. I dont have daughters, and I dont dance but I just might have to have 1 anyways. So sweet.

Cara said...

OK, I love this and I am going to make one for my little girl, BUT I know my boy will want one. So ideas are spinning in my head - overalls, or a cape for a superhero, maybe suspenders? But I am stuck on how to make the bottom part cute. Anyone more creative than I have a brainstorm idea for how to make a boy version?

Thank you so much for your great ideas, greenbean! This is so adorable!!!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

I remember seeing this when you originally posted it and thought it was so clever! Thanks so much for linking up!

Matt and Meagan said...

I didn't read all your previous comments, so I can only imagine you've heard this before...but I can't resist...tutu cute!! LOVE this idea. Thanks for sharing

Heather Bredimus said...

Hi! I found your blog off of Today's Creative Blog! I love your craft! You are so talented! I just signed up to be your 676th follower! Woo hoo! I hope you stop by my new blog. I just started it 2 months ago and would love new friends! Please come see me at www.modernfamilymagazine.com

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KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I just found you via Tip Junkie's feature, this is absolutely adorable.

Carole said...

I want to make this for my 6 year old niece because it is just toooooo cute! She's not a ballerina, but that's ok. She does like to boogy though. LOL!

Brigitte said...

This is so freaking adorable!!! Can't believe what you come up with! I love your stuff!
Brigitte

Sandra said...

Luv this one---and I'm sure my "Angel" (from our angel tree at work)will love this for Christmas. Thanks for the tutorial.

ACAKLA said...

I just made this for my daughter's friend's 6th birthday. I hope she likes it. I sure do!!!!! THanks so much! (pics are at http://ithinkicouldmakethat.blogspot.com/ )

Holly said...

I am making this for a baby shower gift. Do you have to "cure" the chalboard paint? Run chalk all over it and wipe clean before use? I was wondering so I could do that before I put all the pretty ribbon and tulle on it. Thanks!

greenbean said...

yeppers...rub the chalk all over it before adding all the purty stuff!...

Holly said...

okay, almost done making mine. I may have made a mistake using silky ribbon. I am trying to make the bows with the ribbon as the last step and having no luck. How do you make such perfect bows?!

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